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Apple sues Samsung over Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab

on April 19, 2011 – 11:18 pm14 Comments

Apple introduced the first ever iPhone in 2007 and when it was out, it was known as the best device money can buy. Then each year, they introduced a new version of iPhone and the current version is also a good looking device and challenger for a lot of devices. The only thing which is stopping Apple to conquer the mobile market is Android. Android is currently ruling the mobile phone market in several countries. A lot of manufacturers are offering Android devices, HTC and Samsung are currently leading the race. Samsung Galaxy S devices ruled the smartphone market last year in almost every country especially in the USA and the Galaxy Tab gave a new life to Android tablets. Our friends over at All Things D are saying that Apple is suing Samsung for copying the look and feel of Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.

Well, I don’t know what Apple is doing is right or wrong. I am confused that why they are doing it now? Both devices were launched last year and are available in the market from a long time. I think that Apple is losing the race right now, and suing other companies is the only thing to win but Apple, that’s not how you win. Apple said:

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”

The lawsuit was filed on Friday where Apple employee said that:

“It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging,” said an Apple representative. “This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas.”

And if you are thinking that Samsung is sitting quietly, then stop thinking that and have a look on what Samsung said:

“Samsung’s development of core technologies and strengthening our intellectual property portfolio are keys to our continued success,” the company said in a statement. “Samsung will respond actively to this legal action taken against us through appropriate legal measures to protect our intellectual property.”

I think Apple will lose some of it’s respect after this type of strange move. Samsung is a major part supplier of Apple products and I am sure that this lawsuit will have an impact on the relationship between the companies. Well, this is my question to everyone out there especially Samsung and Apple fans. Do you think that Apple is heading towards the right direction? Tell us in the comment box below.

And in case you want to see the full lawsuit check it out below.

Head over to this post by Nilay Patel for a neat explanation of this case

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  • Ashish

    Samsung galaxy is better than Iphone
    apple’s case is useless

  • Amit

    Apple should have answered the dominence of android with a whole new renovation of their of own.Both the brands have their own strengths.This action by Apples’ seems only a cheap one.

  • Amit

    Apple should have answered the dominence of android with a whole new renovation of their of own.Both the brands are giants of this field and have their own strengths.This action of Apples’ reflects only their helplessness.

  • Kumar Abhishek

    This is apple’s frustration. Samsung’s Galaxy S is and S II is way ahead in quality and technology than iPhone.

  • Andy

    I think apple should have done this thing long ago. When I first saw the samsung galaxy S, I knew its a copy of iPhone 3gs. Its very wrong thing that Samsung is copying the idea. If they can not innovate then stop manufacturing mobiles.

  • Jignesh Solanki

    Apple is going in wrong direction. If Apple wants to be in market they should come out with uniq idea. Samsung is more popular than Apple thats why Apple is in Frustration.

  • http://www.endoftenancycleaning.eu end of tenancy cleaning

    Apple is innovative, where as samsung is a copycat.

    • Rob

      Really? What planet do you live on? The iPhone, for all its greatness, is a perfect example of Apple having copied all the best tech and ideas from the competitors, and putting it together in a single, stylised package. They are the ultimate of copycats…but doing it on a much larger scale!

  • http://www.arcanys.com mobiledevelopment

    This country sure do love law suits, they making lawyers pocket booms.
    I personally got nothing against Samsung but I must agree the designs are way to close not to notice. But this is definitely must follow trend after the blogger lawsuit.

  • ani

    apple knws dat it cannot beat android in technology so they are trying some different means,u knw samsung is oem as well as good at software and it supplied lot of hardware to apple.cnt believe apple did it!

  • Abhay

    @all:
    people, Apple has already innovated all the things that Samsung didn’t. The lawsuit has to be filed because Apple must take their credit for their design. If not done, it would become very easy for copycats like Samsung, Micromax, Maxx, Spice etc. etc. etc., to just create products that look like Apples’ and fill them with unfinished crap softwares.

    I think its the right move, especially now after-just 2 days ago-Apple was awarded design patent for iphone.

  • haree

    hi
    it is so sad to see such a cheap thing done by apple i feel this is proof that apple is scared im sure they will lose this battle and this will also give a negative feeling from the consumers towards apple

  • Vipin

    No wonder why Apple is doing this. They are frustrated, they know they cannot beat ANDROID in technology. They are really loosing their market. Soon People will realize who are the real copycats.

  • MANU

    in the era of new technologies, new services, its the need of market to have greater technologies & continuos improvements in their products. The history itself suggests that the samsung has gained its share of business in mobiles phone market with introduction of new technologies with competative price in their products. lets not forget that Samsung not only competating with APPLe but all market leaders in smart phones category. Android technologies is a revolution. i feel Samsung gained the market share for its technology than looks, though looks can be similar to other pahones but it does not mean that it has to be copied from APPLE.

    Instead of sueing, apple should concentrate to develope a better product with a competative price to regain its market share. Moves like this definatly gonna harm their image in market.!!!